NIMBYism Becomes NOMEism in MA Over Kinder Gas Pipeline

Now that’s more like it! You may recall MDN brought you a story about Kinder Morgan’s plan to run a leg of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline across the state of Massachusetts to bring badly needed Marcellus and Utica Shale gas to New England, where five Democrat and one Republican governor from New England states say they desperately need the gas (see Reaction to TGP’s Planned Pipeline Across Massachusetts).

We were utterly mystified that residents in Massachusetts were reacting so, well, reasonable about the prospect of a new pipeline. However, all is right in the world now–the stars have realigned. It took some time, but opposition has arisen and Deerfield, MA became the first town to pass a resolution against the pipeline. Now that’s the wacky, liberal, unreasonable Massachusetts we know!…

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